26
taxa
1 fungus
1 bird
20 plants
2 mammals
1 insect
1 amphibian

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California Jacob's Ladder Polemonium californicum

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 11:08 AM PDT

Description

Polemonium pulcherrimum (Showy Polemonium) was beginning to bloom.

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Fescue Sandwort Eremogone capillaris

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 11:17 AM PDT

Description

Eremogone capillaris (Mountain Sandwort) was abundant in sunny meadows

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Two-flower Marsh-Marigold Caltha leptosepala ssp. howellii

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 11:25 AM PDT

Description

Lots of Caltha leptosepala ssp. howellii (Marsh-marigold) where water streamed down the mountainside.

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wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 11:34 AM PDT

Description

A Euphydryas caterpillar?

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Slender Phlox Microsteris gracilis

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 12:13 PM PDT

Description

Thanks to @polemoniaceae, who identified these white flowers as Microsteris gracilis (Slender Phlox). The pink ones are Collomia heterophylla.

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Variableleaf Collomia Collomia heterophylla

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 12:13 PM PDT

Description

My first sighting of Collomia heterophylla (Variableleaf Collomia). I'm not sure what the little white flowers are. @ajwright?

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Utah Honeysuckle Lonicera utahensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 12:16 PM PDT

Description

Rhododendron albiflorum (White Rhododendron) I think; it didn't look like it usually does, but couldn't figure out what else it might be...

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Pennsylvania Bittercress Cardamine pensylvanica

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 12:18 PM PDT

Description

Just a couple of these plants were growing on the rocky banks of a very small creek at about 5000' elevation in partial sun. @ajwright?

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Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 12:20 PM PDT

Description

A 1" Western Toad in a small mountain stream.

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Heartleaf Springbeauty Claytonia cordifolia

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Claytonia cordifolia (Heartleaf Springbeauty), I think.

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Nootka Cypress Cupressus nootkatensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 12:24 PM PDT

Description

Some of the Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (Yellow-cedar) was looking healthy, but others were covered in lichen or fallen.

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Hooker's Pussytoes Antennaria racemosa

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 12:27 PM PDT

Description

Antennaria racemosa were growing in one area beside the sunny path.

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Canada Jay Perisoreus canadensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 12:44 PM PDT

Description

A pair of friendly Gray Jays accompanied us

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False Morel Gyromitra esculenta

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:01 PM PDT

Description

This fungus was a little over 2" wide. I didn't notice the stipe. Gyromitra montana?

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Stream Violet Viola glabella

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:18 PM PDT

Description

Viola glabella (Pioneer Violet) was abundant and in huge patches

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Common Woolly Sunflower Eriophyllum lanatum

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:22 PM PDT

Description

Eriophyllum lanatum (Wooly Sunflower aka Oregon Sunshine) was beginning to pop up in sunny areas by the trail.

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Coast Range Lomatium Lomatium martindalei

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:23 PM PDT

Description

Lomatium martindalei (Martindale's Desert Parsley) on a sunny, rocky cliff

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Cinquefoils Genus Potentilla

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:26 PM PDT

Description

The leaves of this Cinquefoil are best seen on the plant at the right.

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Olympic Onion Allium crenulatum

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:26 PM PDT

Description

The lovely endemic Allium crenulatum (Olympic Onion).

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Largeleaf Sandwort Moehringia macrophylla

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:29 PM PDT

Description

Moehringia macrophylla (Largeleaf Sandwort) was abundant

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Fendler's Waterleaf Hydrophyllum fendleri

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:30 PM PDT

Description

I thought this was Phacelia hastata (Silver-leaf Phacelia) but the leaves are wrong-- Hydrophyllum fendleri (Fendler's Waterleaf)!

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Gray's Anemone Anemonoides grayi

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:42 PM PDT

Description

I noticed several of these beautiful flowers with beautiful leaves mostly in shade. Apparently not Anemone deltoidea (Three-leaved Anemone). @ajwright?

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Beach Strawberry Fragaria chiloensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 01:57 PM PDT

Description

Although we were at 5000', I think these are Fragaria chiloensis (Beach Strawberry)?

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Avalanche Lily Erythronium montanum

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 02:10 PM PDT

Description

Lots of beautiful Erythronium montanum (White Avalanche-lily) in full bloom.

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Townsend's Chipmunk Neotamias townsendii

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 02:23 PM PDT

Description

This Tamias amoenus caurinus (Olympic Chipmunk) froze so I wouldn't see him.

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 31, 2019 02:25 PM PDT

Description

Mama Black Bear with two large cubs! The forest ranger told us they were in the area, and kept scanning the meadows. These three were digging in the dirt.